Tom joined Rickhoff & Associates in October 2010. He is responsible for analyzing and providing feedback to the clients from their compiled financial statements. He provides business consulting to our clients on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. He also completes several hundred individual and corporate tax returns each year. His greatest expertise is his organization skills.
Tom graduated in 2006 from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. He also attained his Enrolled Agent (EA) certificate from the Internal Revenue Service in 2012. He is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. When Tom’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Katie, son Tommie, and their dog Willie. He also enjoys playing golf, and loves the St Louis Cardinals baseball and Kentucky Wildcats basketball teams!
Your success is our main priority, which is why we work to identify the right blend of services for each client. With Rickhoff & Associates, you will also enjoy our personal approach to doing business. We know that every client has different goals and changing needs, so we work with you throughout the year to offer advice, review your financial status, and ensure there are no surprises at year-end. Professional, personalized, client-focused…Rickhoff & Associates is the new breed of accounting firm.
For many business owners, September tends to bring a bit of a slowdown. The chaos of getting kids prepared for going back to school has passed, and a focus on saving money tends to kick in as people prepare for the coming holiday spend. Combined, this can often translate into a lull for business owners.
This is a friendly reminder that the Q3 tax estimate payment deadline is coming up fast. Be sure to make your payment by September 15, 2018 to avoid penalties. Currently, penalties for late or no payment average about 4 percent. And wouldn’t you rather keep that money in your pocket?
According to new rules from the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, meals and entertainment tax-deductible expenses for businesses have undergone considerable reform. Because the explanations of new deduction guidelines can be confusing, we’ve created this brief outline for you. A visit with your accounting professional to ensure your Chart of Accounts is correct may also be beneficial.